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The Pork Dish that Eats Your Soul! (Sort Of)


Often my husband and I get together with friends to play “Call of Cthulhu“. Yes, we’re like that.

Sometimes we’ve been known to make an all-day event of it; and for a game that long, you need a potluck. So the question always arises: what do you bring to a potluck for a role-playing game in which you’re fighting a giant fictional undead monster with tentacles where its nose should be, and trying to keep it from eating your soul?

Well, once I made butterhorn rolls in the shape of said monster. Cthulhu buns, with currants for eyes; Soul-Eating Pastries from R’lyeh. They were great – though I ought to have put some eldritch flavour of jam inside them – but they were also a lot of work.

So now I just bring this pork dish.

It’s easy, it’s convenient, and thanks to the slow-cooker you can make it overnight for bringing to an event the next morning. Serve it with rice, or mashed potatoes, or noodles. It’ll eat your soul at least as effectively as Cthulhu can – which is to say, not at all. You’re the one who’ll be doing the eating here.


Cthulhu Pork


2 pounds boneless pork chops, cubed

1 to 1 ½ Tablespoons Lee Kum Kee brand Char Siu sauce (available at Chinese/ Asian grocery stores and some chain supermarkets), or other brand of char siu sauce used for making Chinese-style barbecue pork

1 to 1 ½ Tablespoons chili sauce (eg. Heinz)

2 or 3 dashes Mexican hot sauce

2 to 3 Tablespoons dark soy sauce



Mix all ingredients together in slow-cooker.  Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Serve with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.


11 comments on “The Pork Dish that Eats Your Soul! (Sort Of)

  1. foods for the soul
    April 10, 2013

    Potlucks are so fun. I usually bring some sort of chocolate dessert, but your pork dish sounds much easier than spending hours rolling out cookie dough!

  2. Kate O
    April 10, 2013

    Definitely with noodles. They’re more tentacular. In keepin’ with the theme and all.

  3. theflashcook
    April 11, 2013

    i just looked this game up. It sounds pretty crazy. Will definitely be making this pork in my underused slowcooker.

    • thinkreadcook
      April 11, 2013

      It’s certainly a crazy game, with lots of opportunity for laughs! Hope you’ll enjoy the pork dish. 🙂

  4. theflashcook
    April 11, 2013

    i love the idea of a game that you win once someone loses their mind! 🙂 thanks I’m sure I will.

    • thinkreadcook
      April 11, 2013

      It’s also really fun to play the character who’s lost most of his/her sanity points! Wackadawackadawackada!

      • theflashcook
        April 11, 2013

        🙂 just gotta find some potentially crazy people in chicago.

      • thinkreadcook
        April 11, 2013

        I’m sure there must be a few – we’re everywhere! 🙂

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